And the hue for the start of the new decade is… Classic Blue! Here’s everything you need to know about this timeless choice.

American color company Pantone has spoken and Classic Blue is the chosen color to succeed the animating and life-affirming Living Coral!

Described as “a reassuring presence instilling calm, confidence and connection”, this calming shade of azure embodies stability and simplicity.

“We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “A boundless blue evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky, Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking; challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication”, she added.

Keep reading to get inspired by this shade reminiscent of “the sky at dusk”, and find out how you can use it in your bedroom!

Why Classic Blue is Much More Than Just a Color

Pantone Color of The Year Classic Blue

Pantone described the color of the year for a new decade as dependable and honest, representing a suitable choice for a time of social, environmental and political uncertainty. “When we look at the world around us, we know that we’re living with a lot of unrest, where some days we don’t feel quite as secure” as Eiseman explains.

Besides that, Classic Blue performs as a remedy to everyday life stresses, mostly due to the rapid advances in technology.

Pantone Color of the Year 2020 Classic Blue

“As technology continues to race ahead of the human ability to process it all, it is easy to understand why we gravitate to colors that are honest and offer the promise of protection”.

All in all, Classic Blue captures flawlessly where we are and where we are heading. That’s why this color is all about the message that it sends to the world.

Back to Basics

Blue has been a popular choice for Pantone. Two decades ago the new millennium started with Cerulean Blue (2000), followed by Aqua Sky (2003), Blue Turquoise (2005), Blue Iris (2008), and Serenity (2016). However, Eiseman distinguishes Classic Blue from these past Pantone Colors of the Year, highlighting that this particular shade gives “that feeling of confidence and stability”.

Get some Classic Blue in Your Life

Regarding home décor, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is one of the most versatile decorating hues. It’s an easy hue to work into a home, through color combinations and tonal statements, and that can be, “easily applied across so many different materials, textures and finishes”.

For your bedroom, it works beautifully as an accent color or you can start with small decorating details like pillows, wall art, or lighting. Throws are also a great and easy way to add a pop of this timeless color to either a living or bedroom area.

But, if you really want to get a better night’s sleep, then this is the perfect time to upgrade your bedding. Classic blue promotes relaxation, tranquility, and it soothes the mind. Could it be better?

Finally, you can use this blue elegant color in your loungewear. It is simple, sophisticated, and versatile, so you just can’t go wrong with the color of the year!

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